The child is in good health and stays in the hospital for observation. Father Dave Macintosh managed to feed him a bottle and said he hopes to bring the baby home next week
Dave Mackintosh in « Uncharted Territory »: He is able to hold his newborn son, but his wife, who lost consciousness in a hospital bed due to complications from COVID-19, cannot.
Jill Macintosh, 37, is still in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Abbotsford, B.. C. , In an induced coma and on a ventilator after an emergency C-section.
After starting to feel nauseous in the first week of November – which made her symptoms match the stress and pain associated with pregnancy in the late third trimester – she took a turn for the worse, becoming nauseous and unable to eat.
The last contact Macintosh made with his wife came in the form of a text saying that it would be conducted in an emergency C-section due to complications from the new Corona virus.
Days later, Jill’s Mac is in stable condition, even though she is still in an induced coma and on a ventilator..
Dave Mackintosh said, « This is uncharted territory to me. ». “When Jill and I got married, she knew that she was. We had a family together. The whole plan has collapsed here.
The couple met eight years ago, got married in 2017 and welcomed their daughter into their family a year later..
He said that hearing that his wife would be on a ventilator shocked him, adding that he had previously equated the case with being on resuscitation equipment.. .
« It was kind of when it all started to sink in, » said Dave Macintosh, adding that he and his daughter immediately went into quarantine as a result.. Both have since tested negative for COVID-19.
Their son is in good health and remains in hospital for observation. Dave Macintosh managed to feed him a bottle Saturday night and said he hopes to bring the baby home next week.
He said support from friends and family was overwhelming, noting that a friend started an online fundraising campaign that had already exceeded its $ 50,000 target..
The diagnosis of the generation of the Macintosh was not traced back to the event of exposure, and her husband said the family was unsure how she contracted the virus..
Her hospitalization comes amid rising numbers of cases and public health restrictions in British Columbia. The county set a new one-day record of 617 COVID-19 cases on Friday, the last day on which data was available, bringing the county’s total to 20,985.. .
Dave McIntosh said his wife’s sudden decline and the sudden pressure on her newly expanding family should serve as a cautionary tale for those who previously rejected the threat posed by the virus.
He said about the epidemic and the preventive measures resulting from it: « It has been a long time for everyone to feel good, » noting that he and his family followed public health guidelines diligently for the sake of the expected child. « . . . But now, that was clearly not enough. Everyone, as bad as it is, needs to shut everything now.
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